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Report: Jeff Fisher has been contacted by two teams

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We’re headed for a busy season of coaching changes.  No fewer than nine jobs look tenuous, and there’s always a surprise after the season.

We’d put the over/under of firings around seven, including Jack Del Rio’s removal in Jacksonville.

Add it all up, and Jeff Fisher figures to get a chance to get back into the league if he wants to. It sure seems like he wants to.

The latest sign: A report from NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora that two teams have already contacted Fisher. The Jaguars figure to be one of the teams. Fisher has been rumored as a candidate there, and they have the only current vacancy.

La Canfora lists the Chargers, Cowboys, Giants, and Rams as teams that have ties to Fisher. It’s hard to imagine the Cowboys or Giants would have already talked to Fisher.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if Dolphins owner Stephen Ross already reached out to Fisher. Ross hasn’t exactly been subtle with his coaching maneuvering in the past.

(Or perhaps Fisher could go to Indianapolis, where he could feel like a winner.)

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59 Responses to “Report: Jeff Fisher has been contacted by two teams”
  1. howiefeltersnatch says: Dec 6, 2011 1:38 PM

    Was one of them Cleveland?!

  2. rayvens says: Dec 6, 2011 1:42 PM

    La Canfora lists the Chargers, Cowboys, Giants,
    —————
    Three teams in the middle of a playoff hunt?…wow!

  3. buckhuckster says: Dec 6, 2011 1:44 PM

    Vince Young: “Please don’t let it be the Eagles”

  4. RussianBreadMaker says: Dec 6, 2011 1:45 PM

    Cowboys and Jaguars

  5. mikebyrne1502 says: Dec 6, 2011 1:46 PM

    Chargers he’s a Southern California guy.

  6. fatguystrangler says: Dec 6, 2011 1:48 PM

    With the coaching carousely predicted to spin out of control, there just doesn’t seem to be that ‘hot candidate’ (i.e. Jim Harbaugh) this year. There doesn’t seem to be a coordinator or NCAA coach genereating that much ‘buzz.’ I’m curious if any will emerge this season. Sure, everyone’s speaking of Cowher, Jo. Gruden, and Fisher, but how many jobs have they turned down in the past? I think Fisher will rejoin the coaching fraternity, but I also think there’s going to be some retread coaches making returns. Hopefully, they won’t be in markets that really need something to turn around fan apathy.

  7. Topher says: Dec 6, 2011 1:49 PM

    Indianapolis would absolutely be interested in Fisher if they fire Caldwell.

    Jim Irsay has always had an open respect for Fisher.

  8. mazenblue says: Dec 6, 2011 1:49 PM

    Cowboys need a HC. That fool is holding that talented team wayyy back.

  9. btcowpens says: Dec 6, 2011 1:52 PM

    Would love to see Garrett lose his job in Dallas, especially after turning down the (much better) Ravens gig because he was the “anointed one” in Big D.

    If I am a prospective coach, who would I rather work for: Jerry Jones or Steve Biscotti?

  10. rascalmanny says: Dec 6, 2011 1:53 PM

    I hope Jeff Fisher goes to a good organization with a fantastic quarterback. He deserves it after being saddled with Vince Young by Bud Addams.

    I sure hope he doesn’t go to any teams in the AFC south….Nashville still loves him and we don’t want to have to root against him.

    Hope he wins a super bowl….just wish he could have done it here with the Titans. Too bad we had all that wasted time with VY.

    …..

  11. tennesseeoilers says: Dec 6, 2011 1:55 PM

    This man is my favorite coach of all time, second only to Joe Gibbs. And if he ends up in Dallas or Jacksonville, I will lose all sanity as I know it.

  12. bigjdve says: Dec 6, 2011 2:00 PM

    Why don’t some of these teams just grab Asst Coaches that haven’t been Head Coaches yet.

    I mean Fisher wasn’t bad, but he didn’t really accomplish anything overwhelming in the winning department either.

  13. TheDPR says: Dec 6, 2011 2:00 PM

    We will take him in Philly.

  14. 4evrnyt says: Dec 6, 2011 2:01 PM

    The team that no one is talking about that will have by far the most attractive head coaching spot available next season will be the Colts. I could absolutely see Fisher being the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts next season.

  15. bigtganks says: Dec 6, 2011 2:04 PM

    I hope Andy Reid gets fired, Mark Davis hires a GM, who fires Hue Jackson, and hires Reid to coach the Raiders.

  16. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Dec 6, 2011 2:08 PM

    Minnesota!

  17. jep2224 says: Dec 6, 2011 2:09 PM

    Look at that sweet mullet.

  18. timmeratx says: Dec 6, 2011 2:09 PM

    It would be good to see Fisher back on the sidelines, but I’m sure it would be under his rules. Three teams would be best bets for him. Get rid of the current GM and Fisher could flourish in San Diego. Giants would be a very good fit based on current personnel. The Dolphins are a QB and every down back away from being a playoff team.

    Forget the Jags and Rams. Those two teams are just too beat down.

    Sorry, but you will not see Fisher on a Cowboys sideline. He already had to deal with a meddling owner in Tennessee, I doubt he would go to Jerry World.

  19. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 6, 2011 2:12 PM

    Come to Indy and releave Jim Cantcoachwell

  20. ronin36 says: Dec 6, 2011 2:13 PM

    I’m thinking Fisher to the Giants.. eventually.

    Fisher likes a good defense, good running game.

    Nothing short of an appearance in the Championship game will save TC.

    Fisher at the Giants looks like a good fit.

  21. eaglesandravens says: Dec 6, 2011 2:16 PM

    It better be the eagles or else i would be pissed…..

  22. chatttty says: Dec 6, 2011 2:16 PM

    Jeff Fisher should go to the lions… a presence like fisher in that locker room might help control the immature factor. Shwartz was already using Tennessee’s system in detroit.

  23. cup0pizza says: Dec 6, 2011 2:17 PM

    Cowboys!!

  24. tacoslinger619 says: Dec 6, 2011 2:26 PM

    San Diego Super Fishers

  25. mvpolamalu says: Dec 6, 2011 2:29 PM

    Everybody saying the eagles, it makes sense, but it means reuniting him with vince young, the reason he left tennesse

  26. shian11 says: Dec 6, 2011 2:34 PM

    I’m sure the glazers in Tampa have already had some dinners with him. The glazers are very discreet and always have a plan!! This would be a great hire. Fisher is a great disciplinaring and a student of the game. I think Tampa fits him great, however, if the giants job opens I can see him there. Rest assured, the glazers have a plan and would never have a coach in a lameduck year!

  27. dabeloved says: Dec 6, 2011 2:35 PM

    Is that Joe Dirt?

  28. rcali says: Dec 6, 2011 2:37 PM

    So he’s quitting his new job as a FBI agent?

  29. deljzc says: Dec 6, 2011 2:40 PM

    The Eagles have ties to Fischer as well (he began his career with Buddy Ryan).

    I actually think Philly would be the perfect place for him in they are intent on moving away from Andy Reid (Andy can go to San Diego).

    The roster would need a major overhaul on the back end to create a Fischer type team, but talk to any Eagles fan and the back end of the roster is the problem, not the answer.

    Not sure Fischer and Lurie can co-exist, but I think it’s the best fit to bring some toughness back to that organization. The situation under Reid is too soft right now.

  30. realitypolice says: Dec 6, 2011 2:40 PM

    rayvens says:
    Dec 6, 2011 1:42 PM
    La Canfora lists the Chargers, Cowboys, Giants,
    —————
    Three teams in the middle of a playoff hunt?…wow!
    =============

    LaCanfora was not listing teams that he believes may have contacted Fisher. He was simply listing teams “that have ties to Fisher”.

  31. bobhk says: Dec 6, 2011 2:49 PM

    Wouldn’t surprise me at all if one of them is Cowboys. Miami wouldn’t surprise me either.

  32. rlr79 says: Dec 6, 2011 2:49 PM

    More likely no NFL at all. Don’t be surprised if its UCLA.

  33. purpleguy says: Dec 6, 2011 2:50 PM

    Is that a picture of Fischer exiting his audition for Reservoir Dogs II?

  34. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 6, 2011 2:50 PM

    One thing about Fisher – his teams are all tough and nasty.

  35. 90ragtop says: Dec 6, 2011 2:51 PM

    Was one of them Cleveland?!

    ********************

    Good Lord, I sure hope so…

  36. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Dec 6, 2011 3:00 PM

    I forgot to add….I’d bet a pinkie finger that Gruden never gets a HC gig in the NFL again.

  37. earthtopft says: Dec 6, 2011 3:01 PM

    Hopefully the court appearance Jeff is shown attending won’t interfere with his availability. Surprised that the Hell’s Angels still operate after all these years and the bad publicity.

  38. marty2019 says: Dec 6, 2011 3:01 PM

    I don’t think Jacksonville would be reaching out to coaching prospects when Shahid Kahn doesn’t own the team until January 4. I would think Kahn would want a lot of input into the hire. I don’t think he would want Wayne Weaver to hire the new head coach.

  39. ruggerlad says: Dec 6, 2011 3:04 PM

    It will be a 4-3 team with good pass rushers on the D-line who have contacted him.

  40. Deb says: Dec 6, 2011 3:05 PM

    Nice photo. Looks like Jeff’s been hanging with Tony Soprano since leaving the sidelines.

  41. geo1113 says: Dec 6, 2011 3:06 PM

    mvpolamalu says:
    Dec 6, 2011 2:29 PM
    Everybody saying the eagles, it makes sense, but it means reuniting him with vince young, the reason he left tennessee.
    ——————————–

    Young only has a one-year contract. So there is no reunification issue.

  42. mwcarolina says: Dec 6, 2011 3:07 PM

    i wont be shocked if he’s a Jaguar or Colt, maybe he wants to get a little payback on the Titans for firing him.

  43. Deb says: Dec 6, 2011 3:09 PM

    I don’t see Fisher going to the Eagles, but if he did, it wouldn’t reunite him with Young. If I’m not mistaken, Young signed a one-year contract.

    And I wouldn’t look for him to take the UCLA job, either. He’s an NFL guy, and the league changed to rules to keep him on the Competition Committee even though he didn’t have a coaching position. With so many higher-paying NFL positions available, there’s no reason for him to leave the league. San Diego seems like a good possibility.

  44. lanjoith says: Dec 6, 2011 3:15 PM

    There have already been sources out of SD that say he will be one of the candidates that Spanos will interview and that Fisher has interest. The Chargers need a tough, defensive minded head coach. There is no accountability or discipline in that locker room with Norv in charge.

  45. eagleswin says: Dec 6, 2011 3:29 PM

    deljzc says:
    Dec 6, 2011 2:40 PM
    The Eagles have ties to Fischer as well (he began his career with Buddy Ryan).

    I actually think Philly would be the perfect place for him in they are intent on moving away from Andy Reid (Andy can go to San Diego).

    The roster would need a major overhaul on the back end to create a Fischer type team, but talk to any Eagles fan and the back end of the roster is the problem, not the answer.

    Not sure Fischer and Lurie can co-exist, but I think it’s the best fit to bring some toughness back to that organization. The situation under Reid is too soft right now.

    —————————————————

    I’m still not sure what Fisher has done to warrant his hiring as a cause for optimism. Has he done anything that Andy Reid hasn’t other than be a media darling?

    Reid has a better regular season winning %, Reid has a better post season winning %. Fisher hasn’t done anything Reid hasn’t. Fisher has a Peyton Manning type playoff record (sub .500).

    The last time Fisher won a playoff game was 2003. The last time Fisher won more than 1 playoff game in a season was 1999.

    This would be almost as smart as hiring Shanahan because he had success 15 years ago. I say almost because at least Snyder can point to Shanahan’s rings as a reason for hiring him.

  46. NFLJunkie says: Dec 6, 2011 3:34 PM

    Is that a picture of Fischer exiting his audition for Reservoir Dogs II?

    That actually looks like Fisher’s funeral suit. (Wish I was joking.)

    I would’ve thought Jag fans would revolt if they ever considered hiring Fisher there. Isn’t he still the most hated man in Jacksonville? Unless the new owner doesn’t care because he’s eying a move to LA anyway…

  47. mykl954 says: Dec 6, 2011 3:46 PM

    He’ll be coming back to the AFC and a familiar venue to work with RGiii in Miami.

  48. touchdownroddywhite says: Dec 6, 2011 4:00 PM

    Try Detroit… The passing game is in place, he can help with the run game and get the defense whipped into shape.

    You know I’m right…

  49. jesse1834 says: Dec 6, 2011 4:04 PM

    Come to Cleveland. The Shurmurnator ain’t working so well.

  50. jimmysimpson55 says: Dec 6, 2011 4:12 PM

    He will never go to the Cowboys as long as the human face lift is GM. Forget it, Dallas will just find another yes-man.

  51. rgb2425 says: Dec 6, 2011 4:14 PM

    Hopefully the Rams fire Spags and he comes over to fix our poor defense. Go Eagles!

  52. jmat40 says: Dec 6, 2011 4:27 PM

    Jeff Fisher is the most overrated head coach of all time.

  53. sclazo says: Dec 6, 2011 4:33 PM

    Eagles fans must be insane?? Fire Reid for Fisher? Go ahead fire Reid please and bring him to Miami!

  54. TurdSandwich says: Dec 6, 2011 4:38 PM

    Hope he goes to the NFC so I can continue to pull for him. Ja

  55. jasons81 says: Dec 6, 2011 4:50 PM

    Cowboys… serriously? As bad as Garrett is (and he’s bad) they’re still in the playoff hunt and he’s only in his first season. Garrett needs a little more time. Besides Fisher will never work with Jerry Jones. Fisher is a smart, calculating man… he won’t be bribed by a huge salary, he’ll cherry pick a situation where he can succeed. My guess is Miami, San Diego, or Indy… but I wouldn’t be surprised if he passed on any offers and waited until next year.

    As Titan fan I’ll say that he’s one of the better coaches. When judging a coach you shouldn’t base it so much on his record… Fisher usually took teams with little or no talent and made them competitive. His record would have been much better except for the rebuilding years of the mid-2000s. That said, he never really did step it up in the playoffs… then again neither did Tony Dungy until his second head coaching gig. Fisher will win a SB, I promise you that. The best thing that ever happened to him was getting cut loose in Tenn.

  56. Nikhil Balakumar says: Dec 6, 2011 4:51 PM

    fisher might actually do some good things now that he doesnt think he owns the organization

  57. nashvilletrojan says: Dec 6, 2011 5:13 PM

    Spanos in San Diego should be all over him once AJ and Norv are fired. It’s ideal. After a year off, Fisher is rested and refocused.

  58. tatum064 says: Dec 6, 2011 5:36 PM

    Chargers – best chance for immediate turnaround if they upgrade on defense.

    Cowboys – likely power struggle, an attitude change is needed, but he’d cash in.

    Rams – uphill, but favorable because the division is wide open, even if the Niners have dominated.

    Giants – too big a spotlight regarding media, and a jekyl-hyde QB, lot of noise w/Brandon Jacobs and Antrell Rolle…PASS

  59. Fantasy Football Legend says: Dec 6, 2011 7:07 PM

    I say Fisher lands in Tampa, Chicago, KC, SD or more and likely Jags.

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